Lindsey Vonn was Tiger Woods' biggest fan during final-round charge

Lindsey Vonn was Tiger Woods' biggest fan during final-round charge

In trademark fashion, 14-time major victor Woods refused to rule himself out of the contest as he chases a ninth victory at Bay Hill.

And with his lack of experience, DeChambeau couldn't help but look over his shoulder at McIlroy and Rose, or even Rickie Fowler four shots behind, and yes, Woods. I felt like I left one or two out there coming in, and I definitely could have wrapped up a two- or three-shot lead for tomorrow, which would have been a nice cushion. Woods made good work on the par-5s for the second time this week, birdieing three of the four.

It was the Northern Irishman's best US PGA round since the first round last August at Akron and he stood third on 206 a week after missing the cut.

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"I know that people want to come and enjoy themselves, and I'm all for that, but it's when the comments get personal and people get a little bit rowdy it can get a little much", McIlroy said. It sort of took me a hole or two to settle into my round a hundred percent - just because there's more energy out there on the golf course. Rose made six birdies and one bogey to get into a tie for fourth with Ryan Moore at nine-under 207.

"Just because I won here eight times doesn't mean I'm going to win this week automatically", Woods said. ". Maybe I've been getting bogged down a little bit too much in mechanics, trying to hit ideal putts instead of - you know, the hole is quite wide, you don't have to hit flawless putts for it to go in". "But tomorrow there's one more day, one back, got a lot of guys behind me that are lurking".

Stenson had four consecutive top-10 showings between 2013 and 2016 but has yet to win at Bay Hill.

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But an errant tee shot at the par-5 16th led to a bogey and he dropped another shot at the 17th to fall well off the pace at 10 under.

Woods drained a monster 38-footer on the third, before his short game set up him for another birdie at the next, followed by another excellent putt from 15 feet at six.

The eight-time Bay Hill victor Woods now shares fifth place with world No.7 Rickie Fowler.

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Among the rivals in focus will be Tiger Woods (69), who is five shots behind in Tied-10th. Much like his second round, it was another grind for Woods, but he holed enough long putts to stay in the hunt, none bigger than his final putt of the day from 12 feet at the par-4 18th.

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